AAA: Nearly 1 In 5 Floridians Would Not Evacuate For A Hurricane

This is frustratingly true!

CBS Miami

TAMPA (CBSMiami)Hurricane season begins on Sunday, but three in ten Florida residents do not make advanced preparations, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey.

Colorado State University predicts a below-average hurricane season with nine named storms, three hurricanes, and one major hurricane this year.

If a named storm moved toward Florida, nearly one in five, or 17-percent of Floridians say they would not leave their homes, according to the survey. However, of those who would evacuate, the majority, or 65-percent, say they would only leave for a category three hurricane or greater.

“Residents should stay vigilant and be prepared for a major weather event,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Part of that preparation includes having a storm kit, evacuation plan, and flood insurance. Every home is in a flood zone, whether you live near the coast or not.”

Floods are the number one disaster…

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Very Interesting.

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